Hoosiers retain top spot in college basketball poll

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The Indiana Hoosiers are still no. 1—but it’s far from unanimous.

The Hoosiers (21-3, 9-2 Big Ten) retained the top spot in the AP men’s basketball poll despite Thursday night’s stunning loss to unranked Illinois. The Hoosiers rebounded with a signature road win over No. 10 Ohio State on Sunday.

Victor Oladipo scored 26 points while Cody Zeller scored 24 and Christian Watford added 20 in the 81-68 win over the Buckeyes, who dropped three spots to No. 13 in the AP poll after the loss.

Indiana reclaimed the top spot for the second week in a row. IU finished with the most first-place votes, but the poll was split among four teams: Indiana (26 votes), Duke (20 votes), Miami (17 votes) and Gonzaga (2 votes).

The Hoosiers have spent eight total weeks as the top team in the nation. They host Nebraska on Wednesday and Purdue on Saturday.

The USA Today Coaches Poll told a different story. That poll ranked Duke as the top team in college basketball and pegged Indiana as No. 2. Duke received 18 first-place votes. Indiana was second with six. Gonzaga (1), Miami (5) and Michigan (1) also received votes.

Butler rose to No. 11 in the AP poll and No. 10 in the coaches poll after notching its 20th win of the season over George Washington. The Bulldogs host Charlotte on Wednesday before traveling to Fordham for a Saturday afternoon game.